iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the 13th-generation flagship iPhones, succeeding the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, respectively. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the devices alongside a lower-end model, the iPhone 11, on September 10, 2019, at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Pre-orders began on September 13, 2019, and the phones went on sale on September 20.[5] They were discontinued on October 13, 2020, following the announcement of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
IPhone 11 Pro wordmark.svg
IPhone 11 Pro Midnight Green.svg
iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green
CodenameD42 / D43
BrandApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn
Slogan
  • And then there was Pro.
  • Pro Cameras. Pro Display. Pro Performance.
Generation13th
ModelPro:
A2160
A2217
A2215
Pro Max:
A2161
A2220
A2218
First releasedSeptember 20, 2019; 13 months ago (2019-09-20)
Availability by region
DiscontinuedOctober 13, 2020; 10 days ago (2020-10-13)
PredecessoriPhone XS / iPhone XS Max
SuccessoriPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12 Pro Max
RelatediPhone 11
iPhone SE (second generation)
TypePro: Smartphone
Pro Max: Phablet
Form factorSlate
DimensionsPro:
H: 144 mm (5.7 in)
W: 71.4 mm (2.81 in)
D: 8.1 mm (0.32 in)
Pro Max:
H: 158 mm (6.2 in)
W: 77.8 mm (3.06 in)
D: 8.1 mm (0.32 in)
MassPro:
188 g (6.6 oz)
Pro Max:
226 g (8.0 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 13
Current: iOS 14.1, released October 20, 2020 (2020-10-20)
System on chipA13 Bionic
CPUHexa-core (2× high power Lightning cores at 2.66 GHz + 4× low power Thunder cores at 1.82 GHz)[1][2][3]
ModemDual SIM with eSIM
Gigabit-Class LTE Cat.19 with 4x4 MIMO, up to 30 LTE bands
Memory4 GB LPDDR4X RAM[4]
Storage64, 256 or 512 GB
Removable storageNone
BatteryPro: 3.83 V 11.67 Wh (3046 mAh) Li-ion[4]
Pro Max: 3.79 V 15.04 Wh (3969 mAh) Li-ion[4]
ChargingLightning fast charging, Qi wireless charging
DisplayPro: 5.85 in (149 mm), 2436 × 1125 px
Pro Max: 6.46 in (164 mm), 2688 × 1242 px
All models: 458 ppi, Super Retina XDR, haptic touch, wide color display (DCI-P3), true tone display, 800 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), 1200 cd/m2 max. brightness (HDR), with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
Rear camera12 MP (1.4 μm) (1/2.55") Sony Exmor IMX356-Inspired, triple-lens (one ƒ/2.4 aperture ultra wide angle lens, one ƒ/1.8 wide angle lens, one ƒ/2.0 telephoto lens), optical image stabilization, brighter dual-LED flash, autofocus, IR filter, Burst mode, 6-element lens, 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 FPS or 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS, slow-motion video (1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS), time-lapse with stabilization, panorama (up to 63 megapixels), portrait mode, portrait lighting, face detection, digital image stabilization, stereo audio recording
Front camera12 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 FPS or 1080p HD at 30 or 60 FPS, slow-motion video (1080p at 120 FPS) Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting and Animoji
SoundStereo speakers with spatial audio and Dolby Atmos
Connectivity2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0
OtherFaceTime audio- or video-calling, IP68 IEC standard 60529 (splash, water, and dust resistant), USB-C to Lightning, GPS/GNSS position, velocity and time.
WebsiteiPhone 11 Pro - Apple at the Wayback Machine (archived October 2, 2020)

Key upgrades over the previous devices include the triple-lens rear camera system and the A13 Bionic chip.[6] The 11 Pro is Apple's first iPhone to feature a "pro" designation, which was previously used only for larger Apple devices, such as the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro,[7] and the first to include an 18W fast charger and a Lightning to USB-C cable that allows connection to the charger and to current Mac computers, in the box.[8]

HistoryEdit

Details regarding the smartphone were leaked widely starting several months before the official release, with complete specifications, renderings, and real-life images of the phone being publicized, many of which turned out to be correct, such as advancements in the camera and the continuation of the 'notch' design from the frontal camera featured since the iPhone X.[9][10][11] However, some leaks turned out to be incorrect, such as the inclusion of bilateral charging.[12][13] Official release event invites sent out to press featured layered colored glass elements organized to form the Apple logo, which some reviewers drew similarities to Apple's original logo, suggesting new colors for the phone, and to a patent Apple filed for a new camera design earlier.[14][15]

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro were unveiled in a press event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019; that was the first Apple event livestreamed on YouTube.[16] The event featured various other products and services other than the iPhone, including a new Apple Watch, a new iPad, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade.[17] Pre-orders began on September 13, with the iPhone 11 Pro starting from a base price of $999, and the larger screen Pro Max starting from $1,099. The phones were released on September 20.[18]

On October 13, 2020, following the announcement of the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max were removed from sale on Apple's official website.[19][20]

DesignEdit

 
The backside of the iPhone 11 Pro Max in Space Grey.

The iPhone 11 Pro is available in Gold, Silver, Space Gray, and Midnight Green, a new color previously not available on iPhones.[21] Similar to the iPhone XS, there is a display cutout at the front that includes the 12 MP TrueDepth camera system and speaker. There is also a new rear camera design with three lenses and a flash in a larger, square-shaped bump, which is the most visible difference compared to the iPhone XS.[22][23] The Apple logo is now centered on the back of the device with no text, and the glass has a frosted matte finish, unlike the glossy finish found on other glass-backed iPhones.

Color Name
Silver
Space Gray
Gold
Midnight Green

SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max both have an A13 Bionic processor. Both phones have three internal storage options: 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB, and have 4 GB of RAM.[1] Both models are rated IP68 water and dust resistant, and are resistant for 30 minutes at a depth of 4 meters. The warranty does not cover any water damage to the phone. Also, like previous iPhones, both phones do not have a headphone jack, and come with wired EarPods with a Lightning connector.[23] The iPhone 11 Pro is the first iPhone to be sold with an 18 watt fast charger in the box as opposed to the 5 watt charger in the iPhone XS and previous iPhones.[24]

DisplayEdit

The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.85 inch (marketed as 5.8 inch) OLED display with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels (2.7 megapixels at 458 ppi), while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.46 inch (marketed as 6.5 inch) OLED display with a resolution of 2688 × 1242 pixels (3.3 megapixels at 458 ppi). Both models feature a Super Retina XDR Display with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a notch at the top for the TrueDepth camera system and speaker. Apple describes the display as having a "mini Apple Pro Display XDR" on a phone. They also have a True Tone and wide color display supporting HDR with 800 nits of standard brightness and 1200 nits peak brightness if necessary. The screen has an oleophobic coating that is fingerprint-resistant.[23] The display of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is made by Samsung.[25][26][27]

CameraEdit

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max both include a triple-lens 12 MP rear camera array. There is one ƒ/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view and 2x optical zoom out, one ƒ/1.8 wide-angle lens, and one ƒ/2.0 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom in. There is a burst mode, image stabilization, HDR, and a portrait mode with supporting an advanced bokeh effect. The phones support a Portrait Mode supporting depth control and an advanced bokeh effect. The phone also has an automatic Night Mode allowing the camera to take brighter pictures with reduced noise in low light environments. There is also a redesigned camera app that adds new features such as a scroll wheel for choosing between the different lenses and long-pressing the shutter button to take a video. Apple has also announced a new Deep Fusion feature which will take advantage of AI and machine learning for image processing.[1][23][28]

The iPhone 11 Pro supports 4K video up to 60 fps and 1080p slow motion at up to 240 fps.[28] However, Apple limits the full range of zoom (0.5x -6x) while shooting in 4K @ 60fps to either 0.5x - 1.5x or 1x to 2x depending which lens is selected upon recording. All other resolutions/frame rates support the full zoom set. The phone also features an audio zoom feature which focuses audio on the area that is being zoomed in on.[24] All of the cameras support video although only the wide and telephoto come with optical image stabilization.[23] Video can be captured with multiple cameras at the same time, through the multi camera recording feature.[29]

Both models also have a 12 MP TrueDepth front camera with a ƒ/2.0 aperture. The front camera also supports stabilized 4K video recording up to 60fps.[1] Apple has added slow-motion video recording to the front camera in 1080p at up to 120 fps, a feature which Apple refers to as "slofies". Similar to previous iPhone models, the TrueDepth system is also used for Face ID and Animoji.[28]

SoftwareEdit

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max was initially supplied with iOS 13, released on September 19, 2019. The phone also comes with Siri, Face ID (through the TrueDepth camera), Apple Pay, and supports Apple Card.[1][23]

ReceptionEdit

Upon release, the iPhone 11 Pro received generally positive reviews, with critics highlighting the improvements to the camera, display, and battery, although it was criticized for its similar design to the iPhone XS and the large camera bump, as well as the lack of rumored features such as bilateral wireless charging and USB-C. TechRadar critics praised the improved camera array, calling it "clearly the big upgrade", and also praised the faster A13 Bionic processor, and the display, while criticizing the design similarities compared to the iPhone XS including the display cut-out for the sensor housing, commonly referred to as "the notch," and also criticizing the cost.[9][30] Pocket Lint also positively described the camera, the processor, display, and battery, camera design, and lack of bilateral wireless charging.[31][32] The Verge and T3 positively described the general aspects of the phone, while stating that the 'pro' label may not be fully justified as the phone only helps Apple keep up with the competitors, not surpass them.[33][34]

The device received an overall score of 117 from DXOMARK, ranking it as the second-best smartphone camera on the site tied with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. An 11-point improvement over its predecessor, it had a photo score of 124 and a video score of 102.[35]

Environmental dataEdit

Carbon footprintEdit

 
Carbon Footprint of 1st Life Cycle of an iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro has a carbon footprint of 80 kilograms (180 lb) CO2e emissions, which is 10 kilograms (22 lb) more than the preceding iPhone XS and 25 kilograms (55 lb) more than the iPhone 3G in 2008.[36] 83% of the emissions are caused by the production of the device and primary resources while remaining emissions are caused by transportation and first use. [37][38]

RepairabilityEdit

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max continue the strategy of discouraging customers to seek third party repairs while rendering repairs with Apple more costly: repair with non-genuine Apple parts such as batteries or displays can trigger warning messages on the phone instigating the customer to visit a certified technician to replace the respective parts with genuine ones. While the website clearly states that the phone will function properly despite the warning, this information is not passed in the context of the warning. Even if batteries are properly functioning and at full capacity the customers are prompted by a message on the phone to replace the battery.[39] At the same time battery replacement with original spare parts saw an increase in pricing: after initially discounting battery replacements to $29 following the Batterygate Scandal, battery replacement prices for all flagship iPhone models was reverted back to US$69.00.[40][41]

Timeline of iPhone modelsEdit

iPhone SE (2nd generation)iPhone SE (1st generation)iPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12iPhone 12iPhone 11 ProiPhone 11iPhone XRiPhone XSiPhone XiPhone 8iPhone 7iPhone 6SiPhone 6iPhone 5SiPhone 5CiPhone 5iPhone 4SiPhone 4iPhone 3GSiPhone 3GiPhone (1st generation)
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive[42]

See alsoEdit

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External linksEdit

Preceded by
iPhone XS/XS Max
iPhone
13th generation
alongside iPhone 11
Succeeded by
iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max